Thinking about a volunteering with your family while on vacation, but you are not sure where to start?
Or maybe you want to show your family another part of the world where there is great need but that makes you feel uneasy?
Vacation with purpose was birthed from our first vacation to Mazatlan in 2014 when our in laws invited us to check out Vineyard Ministries.
Darryl’s parents had spent a few vacations in Mazatlan and they were familiar with the city and the areas that you can get involved. It was especially helpful to have someone on the ground to be able to show us around, provide insight and a soft landing to volunteering in a different country with children.
Our two-week vacation trip was more than we even expected. We could see the work being done by this ministry and felt very drawn to it. Within a month of being back home we made the decision to spend six months with Vineyard Ministries the following winter for 2014/2015. This meant renting our home in 2014, and packing up our lives to spend six months living and volunteering in Mazatlan.
In 2017 we will be hosting a Team to come down to Vacation with purpose.
The theme of this particular week is directed towards providing individuals and families a soft landing towards showing their children another part of the world where kindness is needed in a safe, planned out environment. Years ago both Darryl and I had a lot of fears taking our children to another country to volunteer so having someone like his parents to show us around was very beneficial.
This is the scoop!
We have a team set for February 6-13, 2017 so consider yourself invited whether we know you personally or not. This week we will be feeding and eating with the poor, playing games with kids, and there will be plenty of time to swim in the ocean, eat great food, and enjoy beautiful Mazatlan!
During this week we will be serving the poor in Mazatlan through providing food, prayer, and other planed service outreach projects. The large part of their time will be spent on vacation with your family to taking the time to rest, laugh, swim, and enjoy the your hotel. I want to make this clear. This is not a missions trip, but a chance for your family to serve others while you are on vacation.